Monday, December 22, 2008

Sushi Zanmai @ The Gardens, Mid Valley

Lately my life seems to be in the fast lane; starting the day and ending one before I know it. When it comes to times like this, I find myself having quick meals - before running off to tend to some other stuff. Whenever I need to do that when I'm in a shopping mall, I end up at Sushi Zanmai (either at The Gardens or the outlet in 1Utama).

Sushi Zanmai

Well, it's a place I go to for a quick meal like I said, not so much of it being for good food. I do find the food here while pleasing to the eye and at reasonable prices - mediocre. There are a couple of items that I do like though. Of course I'm one who never eats sashimi, so I'm unable to comment on that. When it comes to the rest of the food, it's a meal of convenience to me.

Gyudon - a tiny bowl. Good for those going on a diet or trying not to take too much carbo. Obviously it's not enough for me! Hahaha...I find the beef not marinated well enough.

Dragon Maki
One thing I started to eat only recently - unagi! The Caterpillar Roll Maki is a sushi one would love at first sight (lovely looking avocado slices on top) but unfortunately wasn't that tasty to me. Maybe I have been comparing it to the Volcano Roll, something of a higher and different level? One too high perhaps?

Soft Shell Crab Maki
Something ordered quite frequently; the Soft Shell Crab Maki. If I have to choose one maki that tasted good in Sushi Zanmai, it would be this.

Inari Sakura with Shiitake mushrooms and sweet fish floss topping. Another sushi that I do like ordering when I eat here. I love mushrooms, I will eat anything that has mushrooms apart from the poisonous ones :p But then, one day when I do find out, it'll be too late! Hahaha...

Sushi Zanmai
I do like interior here albeit a simple one, Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens definitely has a better layout than the one that's in 1 Utama.

Conveyor Belt
Yes, definitely a meal for me when I'm on the go!

Read what Simon has to say about his trip HERE
& how dinner is served HERE
& what Ling239 ate HERE

Sushi Zanmai
Lot T-217, 3rd Floor
The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2282 1160

"In Mexico we have a word for sushi : Bait."
- Jose Simon


J2Kfm said...

hahaha ... dont tell me you downed all that in ONE shot?!

jason said...

On the rush but still can take pictures? Hehe.

Tummythoz said...

Sushi is bait. Haha. Used to think that when I was first intoduced to it.

ai wei said...

oh my, zanmai's swinging here n there in my mind now!!!

Kok said...

With current economy, I don't think I can afford Japanese food in M'sia. I think I should start making my own. :(

Selba said...

Wohohoho... fantastic sushi! *drools*

sc said...

i've only tried the one at One Utama, when they were open for the 2nd day of business. at that time, quality of food was quite good. somehow i never went back as the Q's always long...long...long

daphne said...

gosh, i miss jap food again..can never hv enough I think!!

Merry Christmas WMW!!! =)

Simon Seow said...

Merry Christmas! I think I haven't been back to Zanmai Sushi since the one that I posted. Too many new eateries out there, too little time.

Ethan said...

Of course this place has to have a better layout haha. It's the Gardens after all. Much more upclass,etc.

I also love the Caterpillar Roll Maki :D Actually, the food there is pretty ok for that kind of price. I have no complaints :)

Beachlover said...

what a scrumption sushi,make me drooling just looking at your pix!!...must make my own sushi soon!!

Big Boys Oven said...

Just drop by to wish you a merry Merry Christmas and don't forget to have a wonderful New Year celebrations! . . . . from us, Sunny & Sidney

wmw said...

J2kfm : Not by myself! I was with a friend :o)

jason : Yup, always make allowances for that...hehehe

Tummythoz : I still do, hence no raw stuff for me!

ai wei : You like Japanese food, don't you? Reasonable prices here.

Kok : Actually can make own sushi time to make only....

Selba : Yes, the Inari Sakura has such a nice pink colour :o)

Timothy Low said...

Hey hey .. you did Sushi Zanmai already? Gosh, that's fast. Well .. I was there, I got some shots. But guess my article was delayed. Coming soon .. coming soon.

wmw said...

Timothy : Hi there! The shots were from my archive....not fast, hahaha...

vkeong said...

To me sushi zanmai is pretty good, just that they used too much mayonnaise thingy as their toppings. I quite enjoyed the one at Sunway Pyramid

wmw said...

vkeong : Maybe it's inconsistent when it comes to different outlets I guess.